Monthly Archives: August 2009

SUSE Studio

A couple of days ago, I received my invitation to SUSE Studio. I’ve been very excited to try that service; it looked really cool.

SUSE Studio is a service where you can build appliances based on OpenSUSE or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

You can do it all online, via a very user-friendly web-app. The coolest thing is that you can even test-drive your appliance from the browser, no fuss, no download, just hit a button and go.

If you’re a Linux shop and you like OpenSUSE then give SUSE Studio a try, it’s a very useful tool.

QBash, displaying bash.org quotes with Qt and C++

What’s QBash?

A couple of days ago I started work on a small C++ app in the hope of learning a little bit more about Qt.

It took me about 4 hours to relearn C++ and get used to Qt. In the end I had a working app. Today, I polished it a little and managed to build it on Windows.

The app is small and useless. It gets a page from bash.org and displays one quote. You hit a button and it gets a new quote.

I thought it would be a nice project for learning Qt, because it uses networking, regular expressions and the Qt string class.


QBash running on KDE


QBash running on Windows

The thing that impressed me with Qt, was that I was able to build the app on Windows without changing a single line of code. I expect that bigger apps will have some problems.

Get the code

As with all my little projects, you can have the code: qbash.tar.gz.

Now, don’t laugh. My C++ is a bit rusty, I haven’t used it in a couple of years. I’m still getting readjusted to manual memory management.